Paradise Pending

by Kris Purdy

Dani Papineau is musician-poor. Her partner Jo is work-driven. After fifteen years of vacationing at home, Jo receives an invitation to speak at a conference in Spain. Dani is all in if they add a week of pure R ‘n’ R. But when Jo is rushed to the hospital, paradise takes a hard turn toward hell.

Absent doctors, shady nurses and seedy surroundings are the first clues that all is not right in their world. An attempt to force Jo to undergo an unnecessary surgical procedure raises more alarms. And an overheard conversation makes Dani decide they have to get out. Now.

Fleeing can be tough in a foreign country.  Especially when you don’t know what is going on. Where do you go? Who do you turn to? And most importantly, who can you trust when no one and nothing is as it seems.



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Genre Thriller
Length 290 pages
Publication Date February 16, 2023
Publisher Bella Books
ISBN 9781642474381
Editor Ann Roberts
Cover Designer Kayla Mancuso



"I have written stories all my life. This is my first novel. The idea for Paradise Pending came from a trip my partner and I took to southern Spain. The story itself is pure fiction. It is about an escape vacation but that promised paradise is always pending…just out of reach. It could happen to anyone."

—Kris Purdy

  • A Bella Debut Novel.


LezReview Books
...An absolutely thrilling and entertaining debut novel by Kris Purdy, I am already looking forward to her next story. I will be reading it for sure. 4 stars.

Della B. - As a debut novelist, Kris Purdy shows that she can write. Her characters are fully evolved in a plot that is strategically developed. …All in all, a fun read from an author I hope to see more of in the future.

Jo R.…All in all…a good bloody book and I can't wait for future releases by Kris Purdy…another new author to add to the list. 4 stars.

Maureen H.
Just finishing reading my friend Kris Purdy's brand new novel, Paradise Pending—a feminist thriller, set in Spain. It's an amazing tour de force! A gripping & alarming tale about for-profit medicine, and the lengths to which some people will go to make money. A novel that really puts the reader on the edge of her seat!!

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2 reviews for Paradise Pending – Paperback

  1. moonjoyce2

    A ripping good thriller told with humour woven throughout and with attention to Queer culture and characters without being cliché. The context of the story was highly credible, which added to the terrifying possibilities that the protagonists faced. I found the book un-putdownable as the tense plot twisted at a fast pace right to the very last sentence. I look forward to more adventures, or rather misadventures, with Dani and Jo!

  2. contactrock

    I have read thousand of books from topnotch authors. This book is amazing.

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